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sportstu

Endurance Racing VF500 build.

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Well spotted Shinigami!

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Balls Eye!!!   :-)

 

 

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On 15.02.2017 at 11:55 PM, TheDutchy said:

Pirelli Sport Deamons... There not race tires, far from that...

what sizes?? 100/90/16 110/90/18 ?

 

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Well, it's been a while but there is progress!!! Exhausts havebeen made by Pete at PGW engineering, they are gorgeous and it was really tricky finding a route around all the things that needed avoiding lige gear links and rearsets. Anyway, I'm well happy and it was a bargain too.
We've also extended the top shock bracket to allow the new Nitron R3 to clear the swing arm, made brackets for the new coils, made a battery box and new mountings for the compressions adjuster/reservoir and the hydraulic preload adjuster and had the bodywork back from the painter who has done a stunning job. You'll see that I have had it done in a style more similar to the 750 scheme. That's because this whole bike is a nod and a tribute to the AMA superbikes of old, and I think it'll look great.

I've taken a few pics but the bodywork is only just sitting on there and the seat is yet to be re-covered but you will get the general idea.

Next on the endless agenda is a partial strip down and final rebuild with gaskets, loctite and a torque wrench......Image183.thumb.jpg.280792749205bf2e7c184540195d85e0.jpg

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Lust

 

 

 

Pure

Unadulturated

LUST!!!

 

 

What a beautiful bike and exciting journey getting there.

Hope she delivers what you want from her (and then some!)

 

 

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Just now, Dutchy said:

Lust

 

 

 

Pure

Unadulturated

LUST!!!

 

 

What a beautiful bike and exciting journey getting there.

Hope she delivers what you want from her (and then some!)

 

 

I'm terrified!!!

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You are the ultimate ANTI-hack!  You do everything the way most of us wish we could. 

 

Thank you for letting us tag along!!  I'll admit that I check this thread sometimes twice a day to see if any new progress is posted.  

Will you be using an electric fuel pump or are you going to try gravity feed with the single inlet on the left side?  

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When you're done.. Every dickhead whants to own it...:wink:

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10 hours ago, TheDutchy said:

When you're done.. Every dickhead whants to own it...:wink:

Love it!!

 

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11 hours ago, jrodrims27 said:

You are the ultimate ANTI-hack!  You do everything the way most of us wish we could.

 

Thank you for letting us tag along!!  I'll admit that I check this thread sometimes twice a day to see if any new progress is posted.

Will you be using an electric fuel pump or are you going to try gravity feed with the single inlet on the left side?

I'm using good old gravity mate. I've removed the fuel pump on a cbr600f2 for racing and it fuelled fine so I think this should be ok. I will take the standard tap off and fit a inline one along with a large filter. You'd have to be using a fair bit of fuel to overcome the flow.

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It's been a while but I have been getting on with the bike slowly. I've solved a few of the niggly issues that were keeping me up at night but there are still many more to be done. Hoping to have it running on Friday!!!!tmp_4034-IMG_20170403_1556241243157490.thumb.jpg.3abf6042135145afae8fb34cdfc8429b.jpg

I had to get the sprockets made because you can't get 520 pitch in alloy for these. Chain line looks good

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Got the generator fitted along with the flywheel. Saved nearly 2k of rotating mass.tmp_4034-IMG_20170403_1050571072013264.thumb.jpg.4d84470953ed6d0d6f0129a408b355a6.jpg

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I've got a few more pics but VFRdiscussion says I can only upload 1.77mb. Anyone know how to sort this??

Cheers

 

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Hope you get it sorted, looking forward to more pics, awesome build sportstu! 

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This is the cable clutch conversion. It actually works perfectly! Really pleased with it, nice light action and weighs much less that the hydraulic set up and keeps the left bar nice and clean.

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Managed to fit the rear master cylinder with clearance to the frame. In hindsight I would have chosen different rearsets but at least it's done now!
Tomorrow I'm doing the cooling system and fitting the carbs. Nearly there..........

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She's looking good! Couple of bits still to arrive but there will be some finished pictures before the end of the weekend

 

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Oooooohhh......  The Suspense......... :-)

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Hell yes!  I tore the tendon off the tip of my finger and had surgery.  This is all I have right now, can't work on shit.

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7 hours ago, Captain 80s said:

Hell yes!  I tore the tendon off the tip of my finger and had surgery.  This is all I have right now, can't work on shit.

 

 

 

Been there, done that....  with a splint on my middle finger....   :goofy:

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Seems like forever since last post, withdrawal symptoms of note....

Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Tapatalk

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It's been quite a few days now, anxious to see how well she fires up for you.  Always a nail biting moment.  

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She starts and runs! Needs a full set up but the early signs are very positive. All of the bodywork is now quick release and I have to say I'm really happy with the overall look of it

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